Category: Obama

Obama Orders Airstrikes in Syria for First Time (Video)

Associated Press

Published on Sep 10, 2014

Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorizes airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extremists. (Sept. 10)

US launches airstrikes around Iraq’s Haditha Dam

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FILE – In this Sunday, May 29, 2005 file photo, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Bickerstaff of Satellite Beach, Florida, uses a tent pole to bat a rock off the Haditha Dam where his unit is based, 220 kilometers (140 miles) northwest of Baghdad. The U.S. military launched airstrikes Sunday around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.  (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg, File)

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US to form ‘core coalition’ to fight Isis militants in Iraq

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An F/A-18C Hornet lands on the flightdeck of the US navy aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush after flying missions over Iraq. Photograph: Hasan Jamali/AP

US secretary of state John Kerry rules out committing ‘boots on the ground’ at meeting of 10 nations on sidelines of Nato summit

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Obama says will ‘degrade and destroy’ Islamic State

Iraqi Shiite militia fighters hold the Islamic State flag as they celebrate after breaking the siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants, September 1, 2014.  REUTERS-Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Shiite militia fighters hold the Islamic State flag as they celebrate after breaking the siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants, September 1, 2014. REUTERS-Youssef Boudlal

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Washington said limiting arms transfers to Israel as ties fray

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and President Barack Obama embrace at a ceremony welcoming the US leader at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, on March 20, 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and President Barack Obama embrace at a ceremony welcoming the US leader at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, on March 20, 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Obama-Netanyahu hold ‘combative’ phone call; White House, State said ‘blindsided’ by Pentagon’s supply of weapons to Israel, WSJ reports

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